Tag Archives: All States

  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s […]

    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page
  • Walkabout Medical Homes with Mary Takach: A 10-month Study of Australia September 2014 What can states with large frontier areas such as Alaska, Texas, Montana, and Arizona learn from how Australia organizes and supports primary care delivery in its vast outback?  What do publicly financed community-based teams, networks, and organizations found in states including Vermont, […]

    September 8, 2014 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, State Health Policy Blog
  • Many states are developing and implementing strategies for integrating behavioral health with primary care. Integrated care improves patients’ access to behavioral health services, attendance at scheduled appointments, satisfaction with care, and adherence to treatment. Minority populations in particular are more likely to seek mental health treatment from primary care practitioners than from mental health specialists. […]

    August 29, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Ensuring women receive prenatal care during their first trimester is important to supporting healthy mothers, children, and families. States and federal agencies, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are increasingly focused on improving rates of early entry into prenatal care as well as improving other measures of maternal and child health quality and […]

    August 29, 2014 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Low birth weight and preterm birth carry substantial human and financial costs; they also are associated with health problems that can have long-lasting effects. Renewed state and national commitment to improving birth outcomes and the quality of maternal and infant care are evident in states across the country as well in federal initiatives such as […]

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

    August 25, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Part 1 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Chronic illnesses are responsible for more than three-quarters of health care spending and 7 out of 10 deaths in the United States—and nearly half of all Americans have at […]

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014: This webinar introduces a new tool for state policymakers: A Roadmap for State Policymakers to Use Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Inform Decision Making (coming August 5, 2014). With support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), NASHP created this guide to assist states in making evidence-based policy decisions. This webinar provides an overview of the Roadmap and discusses how policymakers can—and are—using research to inform their work with a particular focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

    July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Webinars
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014: There is strong evidence that team-based primary care has significant benefits for patients and providers. Some care teams now include non-clinicians, such as medical assistants, health coaches, care coordinators, or community health workers. This requires both a financing source to support non-clincians’ services and training to integrate them with clinical care teams. This webinar provides context on the evidence supporting expanded roles for non-clinicians as members of care teams, and highlights case studies from two states, Maine and South Carolina, that have successfully leveraged Medicaid financing for non-clinician services and harnessed training opportunities to support expanded roles within redesigned primary care teams.

    July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Webinars
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014: This webinar explores the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality.

    July 15, 2014 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Webinars